Indiana Falls in OT at Cleveland State, 77-75
Dec. 19, 2009
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Three Hoosiers (7-4) reached double-digit points, but it wasn't enough as the Indiana women's basketball team fell at Cleveland State, 77-75, in overtime.
Sasha Chaplin led the Hoosiers with a career-high 19 points, 15 rebounds and three steals. It was her third double-double of the season. Jamie Braun scored 16 points and added seven rebounds and a team-high five assists, and Jori Davis netted 11 points and added five boards, three assists and two steals.
The Hoosiers fell behind early in the first half, 16-4, with 11:05 on the clock, but a 23-16 run sparked by a 3-pointer from Andrea McGuirt gave Indiana a 34-33 lead at halftime.
IU got on the board first in the second half as Whitney Lindsay put in a layup at the 18:02 mark to increase the Hoosiers' lead to 36-33. The Vikings (4-5) used free throws to knot the score for a fifth time in the game at 38-38 with 16:51 to go in the game. A layup by Chaplin broke the tie, which gave Indiana a lead that stretched to seven with 10:53 to go. Cleveland State battled back and cut down the Hoosiers' lead using an 11-4 run to tie the score at 56-56, with 5:49 left to play. A jumper by Braun at the 5:22 mark regained the advantage for IU and helped the Hoosiers put together a 10-3 run to take a 66-59 lead with 1:02 remaining. Cleveland State outscored the Hoosiers, 7-0 in the final 51 seconds of regulation to send the game into overtime with the score, 66-66.
The Vikings opened OT with a jumper from Jessica Roque at the 4:36 mark, only to see Davis knot it up with a layup with 3:23 to go. IU and CSU continued to trade point-for-point until 1:02 when Kailey Klein sank a pair of free throws and a layup from Shalonda Winton sealed the 77-75 win for Cleveland State.
Chaplin made 8-of-12 from the field and 3-of-6 from the free throw line, while 11 of her 15 rebounds came on the defensive end. Braun sank 6-of-14 from the field, 3-of-6 from the 3-point line and 1-of-3 from charity stripe. Davis made 3-of-13 from the field and 5-of-9 from the free throw line for her 11 points. Lindsay grabbed seven rebounds and added six points and four assists.
The Hoosiers shot 43.1 percent (28-of-65) from the field and held the Vikings to 36.5 percent (27-of-74) from the floor and 16.0 percent (4-of-25) from the 3-point line. CSU won the battle on the boards, 53-45, despite the Hoosiers' matching it on points in the paint, 40-40.
Indiana returns to action on Tuesday, Dec. 22, when it hosts Toledo in Assembly Hall at Noon ET.
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